Archive for the life Category

“whats on a mans mind”

Posted in life, paintings on March 16, 2012 by thomaskenney


Freud also believed that the libido developed in individuals by changing its object, a process codified by the concept of sublimation. He argued that humans are born “polymorphously perverse”, meaning that any number of objects could be a source of pleasure. Freud believed that the function of dreams is to preserve sleep by representing as fulfilled wishes that would otherwise awaken the dreamer. Freud believed that dreams have two contents: manifest and latent. Manifest content of the dream is the one that is seen; this, often bizarre and nonsensical, content is the ‘clean’ version of the dream produced by the super ego. Latent content, on the other hand, is the actual meaning which underlies the manifest content and it is, often violent or sexually themed, produced by Id.

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‘”work”

Posted in life, tattoos on February 24, 2012 by thomaskenney

“thank you”

Posted in life, paintings on January 24, 2012 by thomaskenney

the austin convention this year went rather well….i saw some old faces and people i only get to see a couple times a year…i got to meet new people….this was a thank you sheet sent to Jesse Strother of Good Life tattoo…a: he has taken good care of my friend John Rippey and b: also entertained me while in Texas…thank you again

“new year”

Posted in death, life, tattoos on January 11, 2012 by thomaskenney

“…work…”

Posted in life, paintings, tattoos on November 30, 2011 by thomaskenney

i know that it has been a while since i have updated with work…as most of you know i am working hard it is just that i am not the best photographer or even good at remembering to take a photo….hope this will tide you over till i get it under control

“thanksgiving”

Posted in life, Uncategorized on November 24, 2011 by thomaskenney

Marcie: Don’t feel bad, Chuck.

Peppermint Patty didn’t mean all those things she said. Actually, she really likes you.

Charlie Brown: I don’t feel bad for myself, I just feel bad because I’ve ruined everyone’s Thanksgiving.

Marcie: But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown.

“giving thanks”

Posted in death, life, Uncategorized on November 22, 2011 by thomaskenney

In mid-winter 1620 the English ship Mayflower landed on the North American coast, delivering 102 exiles. The original native people of this stretch of shoreline had already been killed off. In 1614 a British expedition had landed there. When they left they took 24 Indians as slaves and left smallpox behind. Three years of plague wiped out between 90 and 96 per cent of the inhabitants of the coast, destroying most villages completely.
The Europeans landed and built their colony called “the Plymouth Plantation” near the deserted ruins of the Indian village of Pawtuxet. They ate from abandoned cornfields grown wild. Only one Pawtuxet named Squanto had survived–he had spent the last years as a slave to the English and Spanish in Europe. Squanto spoke the colonists’ language and taught them how to plant corn and how to catch fish until the first harvest. Squanto also helped the colonists negotiate a peace treaty with the nearby Wampanoag tribe, led by the chief Massasoit.
These were very lucky breaks for the colonists. The first Virginia settlement had been wiped out before they could establish themselves. Thanks to the good will of the Wampanoag, the settlers not only survived their first year but had an alliance with the Wampanoags that would give them almost two decades of peace.
John Winthrop, a founder of the Massahusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, “But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.”
The deadly impact of European diseases and the good will of the Wampanoag allowed the settlers to survive their first year.
In celebration of their good fortune, the colony’s governor, William Bradford, declared a three-day feast of thanksgiving after that first harvest of 1621.